ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL WATCH PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE ON STRIP

HARD ROCK CAFE® TO HOST HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL WATCH PARTIES ON SEPTEMBER 20-21

JOE HAND PROMOTIONS TO DISTRIBUTE COMMERCIAL RIGHTS OF CROSSROADS FESTIVAL TO ESTABLISHMENTS LOOKING TO ATTRACT MUSIC FANS

Hard Rock Cafe® locations nationwide will show the highly-anticipated Crossroads Guitar Festival on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 through a partnership with Joe Hand Promotions in association with RRE, LLC.

Widely considered one of the world’s all-time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton will perform the fifth installment of his Crossroads Guitar Festival, on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. Performances are available at 5 p.m. PDT on Friday September 20th and 4 p.m. PDT on Saturday, September 21st for a live simulcast at Hard Rock Cafe and other music venues, bars, restaurants and performing arts centers across North America through Joe Hand Promotions.  It will be shown free of charge to the public on the 3rd floor of the Hard Rock Cafe and on the Cafe’s new 20ft 4k digital screen.

The festival promises two nights of “performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players” with a different line up each night that includes Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, among others. Both nights are expected to be at least a four-hour performance.

All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Eric Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

Live music venue owners and promoters, and bar owners and operators are encouraged to contact Joe Hand Promotions at 1-800-557-4263 or visit joehandpromotions.com to arrange for a showing of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at their establishment. Participating locations will be included on Joe Hand Promotions’ Bar Finder search on the company’s website.

To find a Hard Rock Cafe or other participating bar or restaurant showing Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, visit www.joehandpromotions.com/venue-search.

“The highly-anticipated Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival brings together many of the world’s top musicians for two fantastic nights of live music,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions. “Music fans from across North America can experience the sights and sounds of the Crossroads Festival with their friends and other music fans at their favorite dining establishment or live music venue. We’re excited to work with RRE in bringing the live simulcast to millions of music fans across the country.”

“Hard Rock Cafe is an iconic, internationally recognized dining and entertainment brand, known for its deep connection to music,” added Hand. “With Hard Rock Cafe, the highest-profile group within this segment, we expect other bars and restaurants to want to jam with Clapton and his guests and show Crossroads at their establishment.”

The Crossroads Guitar Festival features two different nights of live music with Clapton performing on both nights with special guests on different nights. The line-up of confirmed guests includes:

John Mayer, Alan Darby, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Bradley Walker, Buddy Guy Band, Daniel Santiago, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Gustavo Santaolalla, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Jerry Douglas, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Los Lobos, Pedro Martins, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sheryl Crow, Sonny Landreth, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Misch, and Vince Gill.

Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to bars, restaurants, and dining establishments, in partnership with RRE, is making Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival available at Hard Rock Cafe, and other bars, restaurants and live music venues. Joe Hand Promotions has been bringing fan communities together to watch sporting events since 1971. Joe Hand Promotions has presented more than 25,000 events to establishments while boosting their food and beverage sales, expanding their customer base, and increasing their late-night revenues. Joe Hand Promotions provided live music venues with the Grateful Dead’s three-show Fare Thee Well from Chicago in 2015.

About Hard Rock®:

With venues in 74 countries spanning 248 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10

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Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10



Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on April 9 and 10.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, a classically modern twist on the American steakhouse. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

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Legendary Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

Returning for his 56th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 17 and 18.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.” He remains immensely popular around the country and is in high-demand in the late night talk show circuit. Rickles most recently appeared on “The Tonight Show” to heckle Jimmy Fallon.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Alejandro Fernandez Celebrates Mexican Independence Day at the Mandalay Bay Events Center

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ CELEBRATES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH
A PERFORMANCE AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here

Leading Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to Las Vegas bringing his Confidencias World Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Tuesday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music and continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide, is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Tickets priced at $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale and can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

For fans anxious to purchase seats to highly anticipated concerts and events, M life – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program – provides members exclusive access to pre-sales for sporting events and concerts. The program also features rewards, benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the incomparable collection of MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations. To join, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

The Confidencias World Tour promises an unprecedented production from one of the most iconic voices in Mexican musical history. The dazzling show pays homage to Mexico via Fernandez’s exceptional mariachi, orchestra and vocal prowess, featuring a collection of his greatest hits including traditional “rancheras,” pop hits and songs from his new album Confidencias.

Renewed musical arrangements and innovative technology are included in the show which features mobile structures of more than 230 robotic lights dance along with a giant screen giving life to breathtaking scenes from Mexico. The images portray some of Mexico’s most rich and vibrant resources – its people, traditions, architecture and folklore. The costumes also are fascinating highlighted by handmade looms from the Mexican state of Chiapas, shawls from Michoacan and traditional “charro” suits from Jalisco.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods.

Forever Charlie Tour Starring Charlie Wilson With Special Guests Kem & Joe

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FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR STARRING CHARLIE WILSON
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KEM & JOE

Tickets Now on Sale

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino welcomes GRAMMY-nominated artist Charlie Wilson to the Events Center Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. Wilson will be joined on the Forever Charlie Tour by highly regarded R&B artists Kem and Joe, both of whom will perform their individual sets.

Tickets priced at $50, $90 and $130, not including applicable tax and service fees, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

Charlie Wilson’s new album Forever Charlie was released last week. The first single off the album, “Goodnight Kisses,” was the No. 1 most added song at Urban Radio and now is Top 10 on the Mediabase Adult R&B chart. Wilson has received nine GRAMMY nominations and multiple awards throughout his career. He was named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Adult R&B Artist and has had eight No. 1 records that topped the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart including “Without You,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” “Magic,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Can’t Live Without You,” “You Are,” “Life of the Party” and “My Love Is All I Have.” Most recently, Wilson received two 2015 GRAMMY nominations with rapper Kanye West for “Bound 2”; he also was an NAACP Outstanding Album Award winner for the album Love, Charlie and BET presented Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Forever Charlie Tour

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods.

Rock in Rio USA is Ready to Rock Las Vegas

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ROCK IN RIO USA IS READY TO ROCK LAS VEGAS

27-Foot-Tall Custom Guitar On Display At McCarran International Airport

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Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, will hit the Las Vegas Strip next May and the city is already warming up to the event: A 27-foot-tall custom guitar has been installed at McCarran International Airport next to the Arrivals area and will greet tourists and locals as they arrive in Las Vegas. With a bit over 220 days left until the opening of the City of Rock, this is the first sign that the festival is going to rock the city on May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015.

In anticipation for the May event, Rock in Rio took over Times Square last Friday, when more than 75,000 people gathered on the streets of NYC to watch the surprise performances by of Sepultura with Tambours du Bronx and John Mayer while more than 50 electronic billboards were synchronized to show the festival’s brand. Earlier in the day, the organization announced the first acts that will perform in next year’s event: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt will take the Main Stage and Deftones and John Legend will perform on the Sunset Stage. The announcement was wide-spread across social media resulting in #RockinRioUSA  trending in Brazil and in the US on Friday night with over 431 million impressions.

The event also announced a limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival, now available with general admission weekend passes available for $298 and VIP daily passes available for $498. Voucher delivery will start approximately 10 weeks prior to the event.

To reserve a spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and select General Admission or VIP vouchers, which can be redeemed for a festival access wristband.

After purchasing a voucher during the pre-sale, choose which day or weekend to attend during the January 12 – March 12, 2015 redemption period for a guaranteed ability to buy tickets. After March 12, voucher holders will have guaranteed entry, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. In addition to general venue access, those buying VIP tickets will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages. The event is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to have a guardian to enter the venue.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

About Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas on May 8-9, 15-16 and the initial line-up includes Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, John Legend and Deftones.

 

Rock in Rio USA Takes Over Times Square; Announces Initial Lineup for 2015 Las Vegas Festival

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ROCK IN RIO USA TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE AND ANNOUNCES METALLICA,
LINKIN PARK, TAYLOR SWIFT. NO DOUBT, DEFTONES AND JOHN LEGEND AS INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR FIRST U. S. FESTIVAL MAY 8-9 AND 15-16, 2015

PRE-SALE TICKETS FOR ROCK IN RIO USA IN LAS VEGAS NOW AVAILABLE
AT ROCKINRIO.COM/TICKETS

JOHN MAYER AND SEPULTURA WITH LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX PERFORMED TO
CELEBRATE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL’S 30-YEAR HISTORY; NO DOUBT ON HAND TO CHEER
THEM ON

 

Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, has announced Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt (who attended the announcement), Deftones and John Legend as part of the initial lineup for its first stateside edition taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The announcement was unveiled as Rio de Janeiro and Las Vegas met in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, with an exciting surprise performance from past Rock in Rio artists John Mayer and Sepultura with Les Tambours Du Bronx to celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary and first US edition in 2015. Sepultura and Les Tambour Du Bronx performed in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration and guitar hero John Mayer took the stage to bring hits like “No Such Thing” and “Gravity” to the gathered crowd. During the press conference, the organization also launched its Social Project “30 years, Many Dreams”.

Roberta Medina, Executive Vice President of Rock in Rio (and daughter of Founder Roberto Medina), expanded on Rock in Rio’s tremendous background by revealing some of outstanding facts around the global festival’s 30-year history.  With more than 7.4 million people in 14 editions, more than 1270 artists have performed in 85 days of the event. Over the past editions, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide.  The statistics provided an in-depth look at creating a global giant as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new extension in the US.

“From the first Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year’s anniversary and Las Vegas launch, it’s been an amazing journey with Rock in Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival,” says Roberta Medina.  “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first U.S. City of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”

Rock in Rio USA & Brazil: Line-up Confirmations 
During the press conference, the organization announced the first artists that will take part of next year’s event in Las Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt, who will all perform on the festival’s Main Stage. Metallica will return to the Rock in Rio stage after six previous performances at the international event.  Appearing on the same day as Metallica, multi-platinum rock group Linkin Park are also returning after previous Rock in Rio performances.

The LA band No Doubt has also been confirmed and made an appearance at the Times Square press conference. The band stated that they are “extremely happy to be taking the stage of Rock in Rio’s first US festival and to be part of such an amazing musical history as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

In addition, the organization also announced the first names of the line-up for the Sunset Stage: The Deftones and John Legend. The Sunset Stage has quickly become a phenomenon featuring a line-up filled with special guests and unexpected musical collaborations.

As 2015 will also host the return of Rock in Rio to Brazil, the organization announced some of the performers scheduled for September. Katy Perry will take the Main Stage in Rio for the second time, bringing her spectacular stage show to the Brazilian crowd. John Legend will also take the stage in Brazil and make his debut at the festival headlining at the Sunset Stage.

The City of Rock
Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. It includes six stages, three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil and a zip line that stretches  64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

LIMITED PRE-SALE: Opening today!
A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available at rockinrio.com/tickets with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

To secure your spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose preferred section (General Admission or VIP), then select a delivery method to receive your wristband (either Will Call or UPS Delivery). Shipments start approximately 10 weeks before the event.

At this moment you’ll only receive a voucher that can later be redeemed for an event access wristband.  After completing the purchase, a confirmation email will be sent, followed by a voucher number and information on how to redeem the voucher.

Vouchers purchased during pre-sale can be used to select a preferred day or weekend during the January 12 – March 12 redemption period without the risk of tickets selling out. Once attendance date has been selected, wristbands will be delivered via UPS or Will Call. Voucher buyers will be guaranteed entry after March 12, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day with a maximum of 5 entrances per day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

Rock in Rio’s global communication campaign

Further gearing up excitement for the US festival and its pre-sale, Rock in Rio has launched a mass-media campaign that will run in the U.S. with an overall investment of 25 million dollars. For the launch of the pre-sale ticket vouchers, the U.S. audience will see an action-packed commercial spot that will run for a 2 weeks period on television and online featuring Donald Sutherland. Featuring Hollywood blockbuster production values, Sutherland has a briefcase stolen and takes all necessary measures to retrieve it. After all, the suitcase contains Rock in Rio tickets!

“30 Years, Many Dreams”
The Times Square Takeover event also kicked off Rock in Rio’s “30 Years, Many Dreams,” this year’s theme for the event’s Social Project that will be granting wishes submitted by Rock in Rio fans. Since 2001, the festival has added a social component to the event and has raised and invested more than $23 million for environmental and social causes.

Rock in Rio was itself born from a dream that could have never been fulfilled had it not been for those people who believed in it.  As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations the organization has decided to pay that gratitude forward by helping to make dreams come true for young people who fight for their causes.  Contenders will upload a short text about their dream at rockinrio.com/usa/dreams, and the most compelling and passionate stories will be chosen.

To illustrate the project, a video campaign will be launched, presenting the first dream that has been fulfilled – 25 year old Brazilian clown Michel de Souza. Michel was born and raised in a small town near São Paulo and worked as a clown in the local circus. He dreamed of learning with the best professionals and taking the stage in a huge circus. His story moved Roberto Medina, and Souza is having the chance to train at Circus du Soleil and learn from the leading circus professionals in the world.

“Coming to the US was always Roberto’s dream and now that it is coming true with May’s festival in Las Vegas, we felt it was the perfect time to make others’ dreams come true with our ‘30 Years, Many Dreams project.’”

Rock in Rio USA: a world of partnerships 

Rock in Rio has become a true entertainment phenomenon and top destination in all of its international locations. In Portugal it had a higher awareness than the 2004 World Cup and in Spain it was bigger than Formula 1. The Festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, has grown to be the largest music festival series in the world and its heritage as unique communication project and fan engagement platform is now coming to America.

Rock in Rio USA’s unrivalled media investment will be magnified by a partnership with industry-leading media companies in order to create a multi-platform communication campaign with scale never seen before by festivalgoers and sponsors. iHeartRadio, Yahoo and NCM Networks are the official media partners which together will deliver a massive consumer reach and impact, generate powerful fan engagement and boost the 12+ million followers Rock in Rio already has on its social media networks.

Rock in Rio powered by iHeartRadio
As part of its partnership, iHeartMedia will launch on-air and digital promotion designed to leverage the company’s powerful properties including more than 245 million on-air monthly listeners and 97 million monthly digital unique visitors.  This campaign will connect Rock in Rio to listeners and fans on more than 150 stations across the U.S., as well as on their industry leading digital radio platform, iHeartRadio – home to the exclusive 24/7 Rock in Rio digital music station. The multi-platform promotion will also include the launch of an Ultimate Contest giving listeners the chance to win an all–inclusive trip to Rock in Rio Brazil, as well as promoting sweepstakes for Rock in Rio USA.

Yahoo and Rock in Rio USA will share exciting news and exclusive features to its global audience leading into the May 2015 event.  Additionally, the entire festival will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live.

Rock in Rio´s partnership with NCM Media Networks, the largest cinema network in the U.S., will extend the campaign into movie theaters nationwide including those owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits.

“We’re thrilled to join Rock in Rio in introducing the United States to the world’s largest music festival by utilizing the national’s largest cinema network,” said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. “The big screen is the perfect medium to promote music and the pageantry of Rock in Rio to millions of moviegoers each week.”

Rock in Rio’s first global partner is edp Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy produce as well as #1 on Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  edp Renewables is sponsoring Rock in Rio USA and Rock in Rio Brazil in 2015 and Rock in Rio Lisbon in 2016. Next year’s event also gathered the support of Las Vegas Events.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

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About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

STK Las Vegas Glistens this June with a colorful DJ Line-Up for its Weekly Industry Appreciation Dinner Party

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STK Las Vegas Glistens this June with a colorful DJ Line-Up for its
Weekly Industry Appreciation Dinner Party

 

WHAT:
STK, inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, glistens this June with a colorful DJ line-up for its weekly Industry Appreciation Dinner Party, “Magnum Mondays: Because Size Matters.” Every Monday, from 9 p.m. – midnight, STK offers Las Vegas industry professionals a magnum-size bottle of champagne for the price of a regularly-sized bottle purchased. Guests are invited to indulge in Chef Stephen Hopcraft’s signature menu, which includes succulent steaks in all sizes, and savory side dishes at 25 percent off. The evening of energy is paired with performances from S.K.A.M. Artist deejays. Reservations are required for industry night.

WHEN:
Every Monday from 9 p.m. – midnight

DJ LINE-UP:
June 17 – DJ Melo D
June 24 – DJ Mr. Choc

WHO:
STK, the chic, female friendly steakhouse inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is open Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 – 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – midnight. Dubbed “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse,” Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft serves up tantalizing steaks, market fresh fish entrees and mouth-watering sides. STK Las Vegas’ upscale menu and hip Manhattan vibe has attracted celebrity guests such as John Mayer, Ryan Phillippe, Kellan Lutz, Taye Diggs, Jeremy Piven, Demi Lovato, Chris Evans, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Channing Tatum, Sofia Vergara, and 50 Cent. STK is located in the P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7990. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com.

John Mayer to Perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – 4/7

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JOHN MAYER TO PERFORM WITH BRAD PAISLEY
AT THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

GARY ALLAN, FAITH HILL, SHANIA TWAIN, TRISHA YEARWOOD,
CHRIS YOUNG AND ELI YOUNG BAND ADDED AS PRESENTERS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7th AT 8:00 PM LIVE ET/ DELAYED PT ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music announced today GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. In addition, country superstars Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band have been added to present. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Performers:
Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies and The Band Perry. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

 

Presenters:
Country music artist Gary Allan, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Vegas star Michael Chiklis, Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, music star John Fogerty, omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier, country music artist Faith Hill, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson.

 

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Mat Kearney’s New Single “Hey Mama” – Out Now!

Mat Kearney’s New Single “Hey Mama” is Out Now;
First Single from New Album – Young Love – due out August 2011 on Universal Republic

Mat Kearney’s new single “Hey Mama” is out now and is the first single from his new album – Young Love – due out August 2011 on Universal Republic. “Hey Mama” is a catchy, clap-inducing tune perfect for summertime drives, so it’s no surprise that it’s already taking off on commercial radio.

The Nashville by way of Portland musician recorded Young Love in Nashville with his longtime friend and producer Robert Marvin as well as Jason Lehning. The new album is Mat’s fourth full-length studio release and the follow up to 2009’s City of Black & White.

Audiences are probably already familiar with Mat’s infectious tunes as he’s had several hit songs from past releases including “Nothing Left To Lose,” “Undeniable,” “Closer To Love,” and “All I Have.” And he seems to be a favorite among music supervisors who have featured his songs in Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, NCIS, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, and Gossip Girl among many others. In addition, he’s toured with several notable artists including John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Keane and Train.

To get fans ready for the new album, Mat will be hitting the road on June 13th with Owl City for a complete US tour (visit http://www.matkearney.com/ for all confirmed dates). And check out the first single from his new album now. “Hey Mama” is available through all digital partners and his new album Young Love is due out in August on Universal Republic.